Wander Films creative director Chloe Clover says she’s “stoked” to have followed up her success as the Tees Tech Awards Rising Star with the Best Newcomer Award in the Tees Businesswomen Awards.
The Northern Skills Group-sponsored awards turned into a night of joy for Middlesbrough-based Wander Films as the firm won not only the coveted Business of the Year accolade but Chloe made it a double celebration for the young video production company when she also the bagged Newcomer trophy.
Beating fellow finalists Tracey Jukes of Tracey Jukes Beauty Training and Laura Hepburn of Greenology (Teesside) in the Durata-sponsored category, Chloe was her usual bag of energy as she punched the air and announced her win “Epic!”
Durata’s quality director Alison McGee couldn’t resist a giggle after opening the golden envelope announcing the winner’s name, with Chloe’s infectious enthusiasm making this one of the evening’s memorable moments.
“I’m so stoked to receive this award!” Chloe breathed. “I’m not usually lost for words, but wow, I’m blown away and so, so thankful to all those who voted for me.”
Chloe has dedicated herself to pushing the Wander brand since its launch two-and-a-half years ago and has built an enviable reputation for leadership and client engagement.
As the face of the company, she has created vlogs to help inspire other businesses to see ways in which they can #beatthescroll, and is a familiar face at networking events, where she is often a guest speaker.
With Chloe and managing director Lou Tonner’s hard work, Wander has more than tripled in size and doubled its projected turnover.
Still riding the crest of a wave when it comes to collecting awards – Chloe has been part of the winning squad in 15 local and national awards – this particular accolade has a special place in her heart.
“You never expect to win and you never get used to it when you do,” laughed Chloe.
“This award really means so much, not just because the other two finalists are so incredible, but because the whole ethos around the Tees Businesswomen Awards themselves is just so unique and special.
“The support and encouragement that the businesswomen of the Tees Valley region show each other is something else – we’re so stoked to have their support too. It’s ace!
“The fact that Wander also won a team award is just the icing on the cake. This year’s awards are certainly going to take some beating.”